Gladstone Hotel

Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel, a once run-down flophouse, has been recently transformed into a boutique hotel, situated in the heart of the vibrant West Queen West art scene at the edge of Parkdale .

Gladstone Hotel

They've got 37 rooms each uniquely decorated by local designers. If you want a true Canadian experience, opt for the Canadiana Room, where you'll appreciate details such as the maple leaf motif in the dresser drawers and Canadian authored books in the bookshelf unit.

We found the bed quite comfy. In the closet you'll find real hangers and in the bathroom you'll find nice handmade soaps from nearby Prince Edward County. There's a corkscrew provided in the room, but no wine glasses (just regular glasses). There's a flatscreen TV for your viewing pleasure. And earplugs are provided. This comes in handy, considering several rooms overlook the often noisy-until-the-wee-hours, bustling Queen Street West.

There's a charming, old elevator that can take you up to the fourth floor, but you may get impatient waiting for it and opt for the stairs.

Gladstone Hotel

Friendly and helpful concierge. Check-in at 3 p.m. Check-out at noon. $10 parking fee at the nearby grocery store just north of the hotel seems like an afterthought. They offer free wireless internet, but no available outlet for plugging in laptop. I had to unplug the TV to make an outlet available. There was a big dirty streak on the wall under one of the paintings in the room. The shower was not hot enough at full heat when I showered late in the morning before checking out.

Gladstone Hotel

Don't expect much in the way of an intimate dining experience in The Ballroom Cafe. Service is attentive, but the dining room itself has more of a bustling bar kind of feel. The food, with a focus on local, fair trade and organic ingredients, is scrumptious.

Gladstone Hotel

Who stays here? Locals who get drunk and hook up after singing karaoke at The Melody Bar; hipster out-of-towners wanting to look the part of the Queen Street West arts scene; and celebrities who want to remain anonymous. "We treat celebrities like regular people and we treat regular people like celebrities."



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  • May 30

    Another Story Bookshop & Pages UnBound present:

    Decolonial Love: An evening Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Gwen Benaway and Gregory Scofield

    Featuring readings from their new books and a conversation with Susan Blight

    Tuesday, May 30th @ 7pm

    Gladstone Hotel - Ballroom

    1214 Queen St West

    Co-sponsored by Unifor

    There will be no alcohol served at the event, or permitted into the Ballroom.

    The v...

  • June 2

    Have you been lusting over Archie's abs? Can't get Betty and Veronica's kiss out of your head? Thinking about those sexy Southside Serpents? or maybe the Pussycats are more your thang? Looking for a way to live your queer Riverdale Fantasy?

    Come to Riverdale High to kick off Pride Month at The Gladstone Hotel! Dust off your letterman jacket, grab your pom-poms, or throw on some leat...

  • June 3

    JNSN - soul, r&b, funk collective:

    No Cover!

    In the interest of time, let me condense to a rhyme. A light affair we do declare! Come one, come all, by stride or crawl. We'll sing and play, all on display. A modest urge, you mustn't splurge. 2 hours of glee, of song, and meed! Come, take a glance, we'll wear nice pants...and shirts.

  • June 6

    What’s it all about?

    You asked, we answered. After her first sold out workshop, Jenny Morris from plantbaby studio is returning to teach you how to make macrame plant hangers–a form of textile-making using knotting that has come back in style in a big way. Through guided step-by-step instruction, you’ll learn how to translate the simple knots from your childhood (a la the friendship bracelet da...

  • June 17

    Looking for something special for your pops? Take a stroll down Queen West, grab some brunch in the Cafe and peruse the Gladstone Flea's free local marketplace full of goodies that make for great original gifts!

    Fuel up in the Gladstone Cafe and enjoy a scruptious brunch while watching the hustle and bustle of the marketplace taking place in the adjacent ballroom. Then saunter over and chat...

  • June 18

    PINK MARKET is a queer craft, art, fashion and lit fair

    @ PRIDE TORONTO 2017

    JUNE 18

    11 - 6

    THE GLADSTONE HOTEL

    1214 QUEEN WEST

    PWYC ADMISSION

    FEATURING 50 VENDORS

    INCLUDING

    Alljackedup

    Bacon Berry Card Co.

    Biljana Carter

    Blackline Accessories

    Book Nerd Embroidery

    Canvas Lacquer

    Crass Stitches

    CraftyyChas

    Curse Tea Art

    Dr. Flamingo

    Felt Melons

    Femmeboyant Designs

    Friend Of A Friend Matchmaking

    ...
  • June 22

    Kick off Toronto's Pride Weekend artfully at the 2017 10X10 PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION & BOOK LAUNCH at the GLADSTONE HOTEL. Thursday, June 22nd at 7 p.m.

    Now in its seventh year, 10X10 has become a staple in visual art programming during Toronto's Pride celebrations. To date it has featured 70 LGBTQ Canadian Photographers who have collectively exhibited 700 portraits of LGBTQ Canadians in the a...

  • June 22

    Join us for the Gladstone Hotels 8th Annual TSG exhibition; a group show celebrating new works by LGBTTI2QQ artists curated by Syrus Marcus Ware.

    TSG: Uprising considers the ways that we mount small scale/daily and large-scale global uprisings through collaborative change making across the globe to fight for our self determination as queer and trans people with multitude interlocking experie...

  • June 29

    An Astronomical Fundraiser for Letters to the Universe

    Join us on June 29th 2017 for an epic, cosmic dance party, celebrating the world of Letters to the Universe by Shaunga Tagore, a play in development about a brown, femme super-queero’s magical life story as she time travels through portals, alternate dimensions, the heart of the underworld, and into heights and hopes of the galaxies.

    We’ll ...

  • July 4

    The Bunz Flea is BACK AGAIN and if it keeps going the way it's been going, this one should be EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER THAN LAST TIME

    Applications to vend are NOW OPEN, apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/XsqygTKjr61ru6nU2

    This is another Full Bunz Flea, complete with open trading zone, live music, crafters, creators and a few awesome services which promises to come together to create a great su...

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